Even before I pursued a career of architecture, my creative interests were cultivated at home. When other kids scribbled with crayons, my father taught me how to properly mix acrylics, sketch in charcoal, and experiment with watercolor techniques. Today it’s easy for me to attribute my design and artistic talents to my dad. Curtis Gander can find inspiration in almost anything. He has a strongly developed eye for composition, and can transform a scene from mundane to evocative. Our shared hometown of Hutchinson, Minnesota is the source for many of his works. He draws inspiration from common scenes of familiar daily life. Growing up, our walls at home were filled with original paintings. This instilled with me a value in art and craft. Familiar…